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WSU System Food Pantries

Despite statewide restrictions placed on the food service industry in response to COVID-19, Washington State University continues to offer food pantries for students who need support.

Please note that food pantry services have been adjusted at all campuses. Updated information for each campus is provided below:

  • WSU Pullman

    Rosario's Place in Wilson-Short Hall is currently closed and the Access and Opportunity Food Pantry in Lighty Student Services will be serving through a socially distanced model that provides curbside grab-and-go pantry bags. The WSU Pullman campus is providing one central location for students to receive pre-packaged food curbside.

    Food Pantry Go Bags are a way to provide food while respecting social distancing guidelines to keep all members of our community safe. We will do our best to ensure each bag contains a variety of protein, grains, vegetables, fruit, and snacks. We also have a limited supply of hygiene items and safe sex supplies.

    Students can fill out this form to request food and schedule pick-up. If you have questions about this request form, contact the Office for Access & Opportunity at aea@wsu.edu or (509) 335-1280. 

    Click here if you would like to give a gift to the WSU Pullman Food Pantries.

  • WSU Everett

    WSU Everett is currently providing pre-packaged food for curbside pickup. Students can request food by emailing Anna McLeod at anna.mcleod2@wsu.edu or emailing Holly Longman at holly.longman@wsu.edu.

  • WSU Vancouver

    Food Pantry Request

    Please complete the form at the bottom of the page associated with this link to request food assistance from the Cougar Food Pantry.

    The Cougar Food Pantry is only able to serve currently enrolled WSU Vancouver students and Clark College Nursing program students studying on the WSU Vancouver campus. Not a student on the WSU Vancouver campus? Check out our guide to free community food resources in Clark County.

    Due to the current situation in our community, students will receive a variety food items based upon household size. Requests will be handled in the order received and will be fulfilled based on stock on hand.

    All food bags will be available for pick up on tables outside the Cougar Center located on the upper floor of the Student Services Center on Wednesdays between 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

    Please respect a social distance of 6 feet for the safety of our students and follow all guidelines to keep our students safe.

    This program is dedicated to serving our students. We respect your situation, the confidentiality of it and will not disclose any personal information.

    You will only be asked to show your student ID card to staff on pick-up to confirm eligibilityPlease limit requests to one per week.

  • WSU Spokane

    The WSU Spokane Campus Pantry is now open Thursdays from 12:45 - 2:45 p.m. Students are encouraged to park in the first rows of the Orange 1 lot and access the pantry through the SAC Building loading dock. Students should form a line, stand at least 6 feet apart, with a maximum of three people at a time.

    Campus Pantry managers are the only ones handling the food and wear gloves during distribution.

  • WSU Tri-Cities

    WSU Tri-Cities Cougar Cupboard offering additional food pick-up at WSU Pasco Extension for students

    The WSU Tri-Cities Cougar Cupboard, sponsored by Lamb Weston, is open to all WSU students. The Cougar Cupboard is located on the WSU Tri-Cities campus in Richland, WA at 2710 Crimson Way. It is accessible from the outside, between the Floyd and East building. Look for the signs!

    In response to COVID-19, The Cougar Cupboard sponsored by Lamb Weston now offers an additional food pick-up areas. If you are attending one of the pop-study locations, we can drop off a box of non-perishable items for you.  Please contact us at tricities.studentaffairs@wsu.edu if you would like a box made.

    You can complete a Food Bank Online Request form at the bottom of the linked page within the fillable form: https://tricities.wsu.edu/finaid/foodbank/


    On-Campus Cougar Cupboard

    Monday: 9:00-12:00 and 12:30-5:00
    Tuesday: 9:00-5:00
    Wednesday: 9:00-4:00
    Thursday: 9:00-5:00

    Please enter through the external door between the East and Floyd building.


    Follow WSU Tri-Cities on Twitter for updates about pick-up times and items available at both areas. 

    When visiting either location, individuals must practice appropriate social distancing measures, instructions on signage, and any staff requests to ensure that food distribution will safely occur.

    The Cougar Cupboard, sponsored by Lamb Weston, is restocked regularly thanks to Second Harvest. The Cupboard has perishable and non-perishable food available. It is encouraged for students to take enough food to feed themselves and their family for a week at a time.

    If students are impacted by COVID-19, delivery options may be available. Check out the Cougs Cancel COVID for more information.

    Students seeking assistance with resources or community referrals are encouraged to submit a Campus Cougar Cares Form or the WSU System Care Network Form.

  • WSU Global Campus

    ASWSU Global is offering grocery reimbursement to help offset grocery bills throughout spring semester. With this program, students can be reimbursed up to $50 for eligible food items, including fresh fruit and vegetables, dairy, meat, poultry and fish, breads and cereals, canned food and other pantry items. Funds are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis. More information can be found here.

Donations

We are so appreciative of the greater Coug community with their on-going interest to support the food pantry on the Pullman campus. Due to these changing and uncertain times, more and more of our WSU undergraduate and graduate students are seeking food and hygiene assistance. Monetary donations received will be used to replenish, as needed, our pantry’s inventory of food items such as grains, proteins, soups, canned vegetables and fruits, and other non-perishable items to help meet the needs of students utilizing this resource.

Donations can be directed to our Division of Student Affairs | WSU Pullman Food Pantries for Students Fund here with an indication that this specific donation is to support the food pantry. We thank you for your continued support and generosity.